Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has important shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations. The study doesn’t claim aluminum causes […]

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Do you watch TV a lot? ‘Passive’ activities increases dementia risk

Saturday Kitchen Live: Ed Balls discusses his mother's dementia We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It’s well known that a sedentary lifestyle is awful for your […]

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Are Alexa and Siri making our children DUMB?

Are Alexa and Siri making our children DUMB? Voice-controlled devices may have ‘long-term consequences’ for youngsters, experts warn The voice-controlled devices allow users to ask questions and receive answers But an artificial intelligence expert warns they may harm a child’s development Dr Anmol Arora says tech may impede youngster’s learning skills and empathy Alexa, Siri and Google Home might be making […]

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Quarter of children 'drink at least one energy drink on a school-day'

Revealed: A QUARTER of children in the UK ‘consume at least one energy drink on a school-day’ Around a third of energy drink-loving children have one on the way to school  Survey suggests more than a quarter say they replaced breakfast with one  Experts warned the high-caffeine drinks are ‘not suitable for children’ Nearly a quarter of children in the UK […]

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High blood pressure may accelerate bone aging

When high blood pressure was induced in young mice, they had bone loss and osteoporosis-related bone damage comparable to older mice, according to new research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022 conference, held Sept. 7-10, 2022, in San Diego. The meeting is the premier scientific exchange focused on recent advances in basic and clinical research […]

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Advancing care for burn patients

New research finds that glutamine, previously thought to help with burn injuries, does not improve patients’ time to discharge from hospital. Queen’s researcher Daren Heyland (Medicine) has spent his career studying what nutrients are best for intensive care patients who cannot eat for themselves, trying to understand if certain nutrients assist with their recovery. Patients in intensive care who cannot […]

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Photocatalyst-based ViraMap platform maps SARS-CoV-2 spike protein interactions on the cell surface

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers performed the photocatalytic mapping of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein-host cell membrane interactions. Study: High resolution photocatalytic mapping of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein-host cell membrane interactions. Image Credit: Kjpargeter/Shutterstock Understanding viral entrance and pathogenicity can be improved by identifying protein habitats at the virus-host cell […]

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How do clinical outcomes in patients infected with different Omicron subvariants differ?

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers compare the clinical outcomes, upper respiratory viral loads, and viral recovery of different severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron subvariants on cell cultures. Study: Omicron Subvariants: Clinical, Laboratory, and Cell Culture Characterization. Image Credit: Mayboon/Shutterstock Background Since the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant emerged in November 2021, various Omicron […]

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